Jon Gosselin explains why he worked at TGI Friday's: 'I'm passionate About Cooking'

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Why Does Jon Gosselin Work at TGI Friday's?

Jon Gosselin is really proud of his short-lived gig at TGI Friday's.

The 39-year-old former reality star called in to 103.7 Dallas' Kannon And Sybil on Wednesday, and confirmed reports that he was working at a TGI Friday's in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as a cook. Gosselin insisted that he didn't take the job for the money, but rather, because of his passion for cooking.

"I love cooking, so my buddy calls me and asks me [because he] needed help in the kitchen," Gosselin says. "So, I'm like, 'yeah.' I'm really happy that TGI hired me for my cooking ability, and not for who I am. But I only work there two days a week, so I took my paycheck and I would just donate to charity. One week it was CMN -- Children's Miracle Network. So, I did it not for the money, I did it because I'm passionate about cooking. I really didn't make a lot of money there."

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But Gosselin says that now that his job has been exposed, he can no longer continue.

"I'm not going to work there anymore because now the trust and the teamwork is gone," he says. "Because now someone took a picture of me and sold it to TMZ ... and now I have to leave a job I'm passionate about."

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - MAY 30: DJ Jon Gosselin performs at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Saturday May 30, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - MAY 30: DJ Jon Gosselin along with DJ Noah perform at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Saturday May 30, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Jon Gosselin attends Talent Resources Sports presents Maxim 'Big Game Weekend' sponsored by AQUAhydrate, Heavenly Resorts, Wonderful Pistachios, Patron Tequila, Touch by Alyssa Milano and Philippe Chow at ESPACE on January 31, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for Maxim)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - MAY 30: DJ Jon Gosselin along with DJ Noah perform at The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Saturday May 30, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
TEANECK, NJ - JUNE 27: Jon Gosselin attends a press conference on Tax Deductible Marriage Counseling at Bergen Marriage Counseling & Psychotherapy on June 27, 2012 in Teaneck, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
TEANECK, NJ - JUNE 27: Jon Gosselin attends a press conference on Tax Deductible Marriage Counseling at Bergen Marriage Counseling & Psychotherapy on June 27, 2012 in Teaneck, New Jersey. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Television personality Jon Gosselin attends Toasting the 2012 NFL Draft Class kick-off at the Bounce Sporting Club on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Television personality Jon Gosselin attends Toasting the 2012 NFL Draft Class kick-off at the Bounce Sporting Club on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 04: Jon Gosselin attends the Launch Party for Virgin America's First Flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia at the Hotel Palomar on April 4, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: Jon Gosselin attends the 2nd annual 'Night of a Billion Reality Stars' bash at SupperClub Los Angeles on March 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 16: Jon Gosselin arrives at THQ's E3 'Take No Prisoners' event at The Standard Hotel Downtown on June 16, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Jon Gosselin attends The Sky Suite at Sky Lodge on January 22, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Television personality Jon Gosselin tapes 'The Insider' in Father Duffy Square on November 09, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: Television personality Jon Gosselin meets with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach at the West Side Jewish Center on November 01, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
NORRISTOWN, PA. - OCTOBER 26: Television reality star Jon Gosselin (C) speaks with the media as he leaves Montgomery County Courthouse after a hearing regarding his divorce from wife Kate Gosselin, October 26, 2009 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Kate did not attend the hearing. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
NORRISTOWN, PA. - OCTOBER 26: Television reality star Jon Gosselin speaks with the media as he leaves Montgomery County Courthouse after a hearing regarding his divorce from wife Kate Gosselin, October 26, 2009 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Kate did not attend the hearing. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: Television personality Jon Gosselin leaves his Manhattan apartment to pick up his daughters on October 08, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Jon Gosselin arrives at Los Angeles International Airport on October 6, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leandro DiCapua/BuzzFoto/FilmMagic)
Jon Gosselin launches his milkshakes at Millions Of Milkshakes on October 3, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 03: TV personality Jon Gosselin launches his milkshake at Millions Of Milkshakes on October 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
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Unfortunately, Gosselin also shares that he's still having issues with his ex, Kate Gosselin, and says he hasn't seen one of his sons in two years. He didn't identify which son he is referring to, though he has eight children with his ex -- 15-year-old twins Cara and Madelyn, and 12-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Collin, Joel, Alexis, Leah, and Aaden.

"She's estranged me from my son," Gosselin alleges to the radio station.

Judging by Gosselin's interview with Yahoo! Celebrity last month, it's safe to say he is referring to his son, Collin, whom he said he hadn't seen in over a year.

"It's unfair of her to do that, considering she claims that she does her best for all my kids," Gosselin said, slamming Kate. "Dah, dah, dah, drama. 'I'm perfect.' No one's perfect, honey. Trust me."

"I haven't seen my son in a year and a half. I don't know why," he also told Steve Harvey in January. "I can't talk to him. I have no communication."

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Gosselin currently works as a DJ and said he gets "good money" from the job in his June interview. Most importantly, he gets to be his own boss.

"It's the longest job I've had after the divorce, and it's all mine," he told Yahoo! Celebrity. "I own it."

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